Current Events, Just musing

Congressman Barry Loudermilk discusses the failed healthcare reforms, tax reform and budgeting

I had a chance to interview Congressman Barry Loudermilk on the heels of the Senate's failure to pass a repeal or a replacement of the Affordable Care Act. We also discussed the possibility of this same debacle occurring when Congress goes to tackle tax reform. We wrapped up the interview with a discussion about the… Continue reading Congressman Barry Loudermilk discusses the failed healthcare reforms, tax reform and budgeting

Current Events, Just musing

Trump tweets once again; what could he be doing instead?

I honestly do not wake up each morning looking for reasons to defend President Trump's Twitter behavior. I already wrote a piece a few months back where I explained why I believe his tweets were about more than just being crass or silly or unpresidential. By now, I had hoped his tweet-storms would have been… Continue reading Trump tweets once again; what could he be doing instead?

Current Events, Just musing

Interview with New Zealand radio host, Tim Fookes

It was my absolute pleasure to welcome Tim Fookes to my show. As a fellow talk show host, it's always fun to talk shop. However, the nice twist comes from the fact he is from New Zealand and so it was interesting to get his take on American politics and how their media tends to… Continue reading Interview with New Zealand radio host, Tim Fookes

Current Events, Just musing

Short Form Civilization

When everyone in the room is yelling, no one is heard. The 2016 American presidential election was particularly nasty. It brought out the worst in everyone participating in politics. Politics has always been a bitter business. But something seems excessively bitter as of late. I’m seeing more and more analysis regarding the lack of social… Continue reading Short Form Civilization

Current Events, Just musing

Comey was fired for one reason (and Russia wasn’t it)

So, in less than 24 hours, social media has begun the tandem eruption and meltdown at the news that President Trump sent a letter of termination to James Comey, Director of the FBI. The first thing I did at hearing this was to follow the paper trail to see why this happened and how many… Continue reading Comey was fired for one reason (and Russia wasn’t it)

Current Events

Congressman Loudermilk on Bartow’s Morning News

Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia's 11th Congressional district called into Bartow's Morning News to talk about the work being done in Congress since their return from the Easter break. We discussed the revised healthcare bill that seems to have the support of the Freedom Caucus, President Trump's proposed revision of the tax code, the problems… Continue reading Congressman Loudermilk on Bartow’s Morning News

Current Events, Just musing

The Black Blood of Modernity

About ten years ago I was having a conversation with a friend about climate change. (I think we called it global warming at that time). I concluded that if warming was happening by natural causes, there was nothing we could do about it. So humans would have to adapt through artificial means. If warming was… Continue reading The Black Blood of Modernity

Current Events, Just musing

Islam: The Third and Troubling Child

It's no secret, I think all religion, being a practice on faith rather than reason, is a poor life style. However, current events demonstrate there is only one deserving special attention if not out right combat for hearts and minds. That is Islam. I've addressed my concerns here, here and here. And here. This short piece is a reminder in light of… Continue reading Islam: The Third and Troubling Child

Current Events

Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF – March 16, 2017

ICYMI: Here is my interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk from Georgia's 11th congressional district. We discussed President Trump's revised travel ban and a Hawaiian judge blocking it. We discussed the proposed budget and numerous cuts to agencies. We also covered a bill being pushed through Congress to shorten the time it takes to fire a… Continue reading Interview with Congressman Barry Loudermilk on WBHF – March 16, 2017

Current Events, Just musing

The Great Drug War Wall

On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued the executive order that authorized the construction of the Great Wall of America. Expected to run about the length of one-thousand-three-hundred miles, costing anywhere from sixteen to twenty-six billion dollars to build, seven-hundred-fifty-million a year to maintain and taking four or twenty years to build, * it looks… Continue reading The Great Drug War Wall

Constitution, Current Events, Just musing

Morning interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk

I got a chance to catch up with one of our local representatives today on Bartow's Morning News. 11th Congressional district representative Barry Loudermilk joined us from D.C. to talk about several current items being discussed in our nation. We discussed President Trump's order to make the transgender bathroom issue a states-rights issue and not a… Continue reading Morning interview with US Congressman Barry Loudermilk